The subsequent technology of the Nissan Kicks has been anticipated for a while now, significantly with the present mannequin having been round for about six years. Apparently, these spy images signify the primary time we have caught a glimpse of Nissan’s subcompact crossover SUV. It adopts styling cues which can be shared throughout the Nissan line, in addition to seemingly some additional dimension.
The entrance finish of the Kicks incorporates a fascia just like that of the Ariya EV and the Versa. It is a large, slatted smile encompassing the grille and the headlights. It provides the entrance finish a wider, rounder look in comparison with the present mannequin.
The profile appears equally curvy in comparison with the extra chunky and angular Kicks of at the moment. It additionally appears to be a little bit extra upright towards the rear, and usually seems bigger than it’s now. This prototype additionally sits on some nifty trying three-spoke alloy wheels.
On the tail, the rear spoiler part appears extra outstanding, and the hatch has a pronounced deck part. The taillights mix into this a part of the hatch, and will seemingly proceed to have a full-width look, however higher built-in than the present automotive.
We’ll be fairly curious in regards to the mechanical bits we will not see but. In contrast to many different crossovers, the present Kicks is barely obtainable with front-wheel drive, and it might appear that including an all-wheel-drive choice could be seemingly for a brand new Kicks. It is going to be attention-grabbing to see if this new mannequin additionally continues with the present Kicks platform, which can also be used on the Versa, or if it goes to one thing newer, such because the Renault-Nissan CMF-B platform utilized by the Nissan Be aware and the Juke. That newer platform might presumably open up the choice of Nissan’s e-Energy sequence hybrid powertrains, which might provide the Kicks a novel promoting level within the section.
A previous report has recommended we’ll see the brand new Kicks launched subsequent 12 months. That appears fairly cheap contemplating how far alongside this prototype is. We might additionally count on pricing just like that of the present Kicks at simply above $20,000.